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With guidance from our Governor, state public health officials and the CDC, many live PACO events will be offered online, postponed or cancelled.  These decisions have been made due to increasing concerns about COVID19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests at PACO events.


PACO: Paralegal Day – Service Award Recognition and Awards of Excellence

Due to the ongoing concerns with COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests at PACO events the 2021 Paralegal Day celebration has been moved to 2022. PACO does plan to virtually acknowledge our Service Award Recipients and Awards of Excellence Recipients in May 2021.


Service Award Recognition – FOR 2020 AND 2021

For PACO paralegal members celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th plus year of service to the paralegal profession in the calendar years of 2020 and 2021, please email your current Resume reflecting all paralegal employment along with your anniversary year being celebrated (5th, 10th, etc.) to Public Relations Chair, Mindi Schaefer, at pr@pacoparalegals.org. Submission deadline is 4/15/21.


Awards of Excellence

PACO annual awards are to recognize excellence in an individual Paralegal who demonstrates to the community their strengths and commitment in the profession and to PACO. This year PACO will also recognize an award of excellence for a Sustaining Member of the Year and a Law Firm/Legal Department of the Year. Be sure to submit your ballot to president@pacoparalegals.org by 4/15/21.  Download the ballot - > HERE.

The awards will be announced via PACO News, social media and email to the Award Recipients directly on May 17, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Public Relations Chair, Mindi Schaefer, at pr@pacoparalegals.org.

Save the Date for PACO’s 2022 Paralegal Day Celebration on May 16, 2022!


PACO - Program Committee - Thank You to Paul Unger, Esq. and Boerger Investigation Services, LLC

The Program Committee would like to Thank Paul Unger, Esq. for presenting on Get Organized, Get Focused, Get Ready for 2021! – Time, Task, Email and Distraction Management at the January 19, 2021 General Membership Meeting.  It was a fantastic presentation!

PACO's Program Committee would also like to Thank  Dean Boerger with Boerger Investigative Services, LLC for contributing to the January 19, 2021 General Membership meeting with the drawing of 3 gift cards to PACO members present at the meeting. The winners were Pam Lillie, Kelly Ackley and Karen Fabritius - congratulations!

 

OSBA - Paralegals Committee 2021 Winter Meeting - Register today!

If you are interested in attending the Ohio State Bar Association's Paralegals Committee 2021 Winter Meeting on January 23, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. (via Zoom only), click on the following link for more information and to register:

https://www.ohiobar.org/osba-events/paralegals-meeting-winter-2021/


PACO -  January 28, 2021 -  Legal Insights - Register today!

PACO Program's Committee has been busy coordinating Legal Insights which are held monthly via Zoom during COVID-19, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.  

Date:  Thursday, January 28, 2021

Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Place:  Zoom Meeting (link to be provided)

Registration:  Wild Apricot (calendar, select the date to register)

NFPA CLE Credit:  1.0 General Credit

Topic:   Ridesharing Companies - Self Driving Vehicles and Liability 

Speakers:  Kenton H. Steele, Esq. and Zachary Pyers, Esq. of Reminger Co., L.P.A. 


Kenton H. Steele practices in Reminger Co., LPA's Columbus office, where he focuses on matters involving medical malpractice defense and general liability.

While in law school, Kenton received recognition as a member of The University of Akron School of Law’s nationally ranked Mock Trial Team. He finished as a Regional Finalist in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and was selected as one of Akron Law’s representatives for the prestigious Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition. He also served as an Articles Editor on the Akron Law Review Editorial Board, a Student Senator for the Akron Law Student Bar Association, and as Magister of Akron Law’s legal honor society.


Zachary B. Pyers is a Partner in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Reminger Co., L.P.A., and actively practices throughout Ohio and West Virginia. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including complex litigation, corporate and commercial litigation, professional liability, and general liability. Zach regularly litigates complex commercial, professional liability, tort, and class action matters.   He represents clients in commercial disputes, including: breach of contract claims; anti-trust actions; covenants not to compete; and, business torts. In his professional liability practice, Zach represents: attorneys; accountants; architects; engineers; surveyors; builders; real estate agents, insurance agents; directors and officers; and, investment advisors in litigation and licensure proceedings.

Zach is actively involved in the community. He serves on several Boards and in leadership roles within legal associations.  He is an Adjunct Professor at Capital University Law School, where he teaches courses in Depositions, E-Discovery, Expert Witnesses and the school's Mock Trial Competition team.


PACO - Public Relations Committee - Crushing Your Career Virtual Happy Hour - February 11, 2021 - Register today!

PACO is excited to invite you to join the Public Relations Committee on Thursday February 11, 2021 for our second virtual Crushing Your Career Happy Hour!

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time: 6:30-7:30 p. m

Place: Zoom Meeting (link to be provided)

Registration: Wild Apricot (calendar, select the date to register)

Topic: Current State of Resumes in an Ever Changing Environment

Guest Speaker: Valerie Owens, Robert Half International

PACO welcomes special guest, Valerie Owens of Robert Half International, to join us and discuss the Current State of Resumes in an Ever Changing Environment. If you are looking to change practice areas or for a new opportunity, this is a great place to kick it off! Everyone can use a refresher especially in the COVID era! Valerie will be answering questions and giving a general idea of what employers have been looking for in potential candidates.

Please come prepared with your favorite adult beverage, a current copy of your resume and your questions on February 11th!


PACO - February 16, 2021 -  General Membership Meeting - Register today!

PACO Program's Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held monthly via Zoom during COVID-19, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.  It's a new year and we are excited to welcome Bill Duning to speak with us  about managing lawyers.

Date: Tuesday, February 16 2021

Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Place: Zoom Meeting (link to be provided)

Registration: Wild Apricot (calendar, select the date to register)

Topic:   Managing the Difficult Lawyer

Speaker:  Bill Duning, Esq. - Gray & Duning